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PARLIAMENT COMES HARD ON GOVERNMENT OVER CHILDREN RIGHTS

By UTN Reporter

Members of Parliament have asked the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to expedite the process of constituting the National Children’s Authority to take care of emerging children issues in Uganda.

According to the Kole District woman legislator Judith Alyek, this authority was suggested in the children’s Act that was passed two years ago.

Yesterday Judith Akello initiated a motion in Parliament urging Government to expedite implementation of all policies and legislations relating to children.

Alyek told Parliament that children’s rights are greatly infringed upon by mainly close relatives, but no enabling laws are in place to address these issues.

However the State Minister for youth Florence Kiyingi said that plans are underway to resolve this gap.

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afdb COMMITS US $ 3.5M INTO IGAD

By UTN Reporter

The African Development Bank Group has injected US $ 3.50m into the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) for Infrastructure master plan in the eight member states.

NRM ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR FUTURE BY ELECTIONS

UTN Reporter

The ruling Party National Resistance Movement (NRM) is considering going back to the drawing board to establish lop holes that might have led to the big loss in the Rukungiri by

KAIHURA ARRESTED

UTN Reporter

The Former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has been arrested by the military.

Gen Kayihura was arrested earlier

SLOW INVESTMENT BOTHERS UIA

Kampala - Uganda Investment Authority has vetted the investment sector, and indicated that the central region is displaying an outstanding performance with 232 licensed projects.Over the last financial year 2014/2015, UIA licensed a total of 372 projects compared to the 461 in 2013/2014, hence a 19percentage decline. The poor performance is blamed on the 2014

FDC SWEARS-IN BESIGYE

Forum for Democratic Change Presidential hopeful Dr Kiiza Besigye has been sworn-in as an alternative President this afternoon.

In an extremely exclusive function held at a private location was posted on the

POLICE ISSUE TERROR ALERT

Uganda Police has issued a new terror alert urging the public to exercise maximum vigilance in sabotaging a likely attack.

According to the Force’s Dep. Spokesperson Polly Namaye, the Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab is planning

Besigye treason Case files ready-DPP

Investigations into the treason charges slapped against opposition leader Kizza Besigye are in advanced of completion, the state has informed the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court this morning.

The update on how far the investigations have gone was made

COURT CLEARS MP BABIRYE KABANDA

Masaka - The Court of Appeal has upheld the Masaka High court decision which confirmed DP's Mary Babirye Kabanda as the validly elected Masaka district woman MP.

MBARARA MUSLIMS GET SACCO

Mbarara - Muslims in Mbarara town have launched a credit and saving SACCO as a way to fight poverty among Muslims in the area. The body coded Mbarara Ummar Development Association will facilitate credit and saving among the Muslims in the areas, to enable them do business.